Wallace Norbert Brey

Wallace Norbert Brey

Male 1923 - 2016  (92 years)

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  • Name Wallace Norbert Brey 
    Born 04 Dec 1923  Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1848 Ship Descendant of an Immigrant on America 
    1848 Ship Descendant of an Immigrant on Libra 
    Died 11 Mar 2016  Neillsville, Clark Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Wallace "Wally" Norbert Brey, 92, died in his home in Neillsville, WI, on March 11, 2016, where he had been lovingly cared for by his wife of 66 years and family who met his needs during the years he was afflicted by Alzheimer's disease.

      Wally was born in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, on December 4, 1923, and grew up on his parents' farms in Milladore, Marshfield, and Greenwood, WI. He attended St. John's grade school in Marshfield, WI, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1944. After attending River Falls State Teachers' College, he returned to Greenwood where he married Peggy Kitzhaber on June 1, 1949 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. He started farming with a show herd of purebred Ayrshires he had built starting as a child in 4-H. He continued farming and worked as a dairy plant fieldman until retiring from Greenwood Milk Products in 1985. After caring for his parents, he and Peggy spent their retirement years at their cottage in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and winters in Mission, Texas.

      He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville and a member of The Knights' of Columbus for 43 years. Wally enjoyed hunting, fishing, and card playing, he was an avid Brewer and Packer fan, and in retirement spent time creating craft items for family and friends. His stories and humor will be greatly missed.

      He is survived by wife, Margaret (Peggy Kitzhaber), children Jim (Valerie), Milwaukee, WI, Art, Neillsville, Pattie, Madison, Dave (Phillis), Zumbro Falls, MN, Linda, Neillsville, Steve (Debby) Neillsville, Charlie (Cindy), Stillwater, MN, Karen (Mark Fitzgerald), Madison, WI, Bruce, Pardeeville, WI, Mary, Monterrey, Mexico, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren, siblings, Daniel, Colby, Bernice Klier, Sheboygan, Francis (Hammy), (Delores) Greenwood, Jean Griesbach, Sheboygan.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Delia (Joosten) Brey, sister, Norma Sinner, daughter, Marie, and grandson, Donald Marine.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. Father Varkey V. Joseph will officiate. Providing music will be Vicente Cortez, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. A Knights of Columbus Rosaray will be said at 6:30 p.m. There will also be visitation Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Neillsville.

      Serving as casket bearers will be Isaac Vernon Brey, John Brey, Benjamin Brey, David "DJ" Brey, Jasmine Brey and Kari Marine.

      Honorary casket bearer will be Donald Marine.

      Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

      The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Wally's family with funeral arrangements.
    Person ID I283673  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2016 

    Father Frank Brey,   b. 12 Feb 1890,   d. 19 Dec 1989, Clark County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Delia Joosten,   b. 02 Mar 1901, Rudolph, Wood Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1999, Clark County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1922 
    Family ID F52827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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     3. Marie Ann Brey,   b. 12 Oct 1953,   d. 27 Oct 1953  (Age 0 years)
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    Family ID F171233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Dec 1923 - Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Mar 2016 - Neillsville, Clark Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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